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Nursing Assistant – Dallas, Texas
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 481131Start Date: 07/13/2021End Date: 08/03/2021
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Health Professional Trainees (HPTs) who are on track to graduate/complete the requirements should respond as if they have met the requirements. Provide details in the narrative sections of the assessment. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Basic Requirements – Education or Training: One year above high school with courses related to the Nursing Assistant occupation. Completion of an intensive, specialized, occupation-related course of study of less than one year as a nursing assistant may also meet in full the experience requirements for GS-3. English Language Proficiency. Nursing Assistants must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Preferred Experience: 2 years of direct patient care experience Computer Knowledge and Skills Knowledge of Basic Emergency Procedures Ability to multi-task Experience in central monitoring systems Grade Determinations: GS-3 Entry Level – Experience and Education. None Beyond the basic requirements. GS-4 Intermediate or developmental level – Experience. One year of specialized experience as a Nursing Assistant or experience in another medical field (licensed practical nurse, health technician, hospital corpsman, etc.), performing technical and nursing skills requiring knowledge of the human physical and emotional states, therapeutic communication, and technical skills required for basic and intermediate treatments; OR Education. Successful completion of two years above high school in an accredited institution with courses related to nursing care, health care or in a field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position, such as education in a program for psychology, psychiatric, or operating room technicians. GS-5 Full performance level – Experience. One year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to the GS-4 level which demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities that are directly related to the specific assignment; OR Education. Successful completion of a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree that included 24 semester hours of courses related to health care or possession of a bachelor’s degree. In addition to the requirements listed above, candidates must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): GS-3 None beyond the basic requirements GS-4 In addition to the one year of specialized experience OR Education, you must meet all of the following KSA’s: 1. Ability to provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents. 2. Ability to observe patients/residents’ or resident’s physical or emotional status and refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner. 3. Ability to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures such as bladder scan, continuous passive motion device, blood glucose monitoring machine, specimen collection, etc. 4. Ability to communicate effectively with patients/residents, their families and other health professionals. GS-5 In addition to the one year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to the GS-4 level OR Education, you must meet all of the following KSA’s: 1. Ability to assist in the full range of nursing care to patients/residents with physical and/or behavioral problems in a hospital, long term care or outpatient setting under the direction of a Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse. 2. Ability to communicate orally with patients/residents, families, interdisciplinary team and other personnel. This includes serving as a preceptor to new [NAs] by assisting with the coordination of their orientation and overseeing/assessing their practical experience while in a clinical setting. 3. Ability to recognize and react to emergent patient/resident care situations and intervene while waiting for assistance. For example, recognizing need for basic life support, controlling bleeding and assisting with behavior crisis, etc. References: VA Handbook 5005 Appendix G46 Nursing Assistant Qualifications Standard GS-621 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-5. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-3 to Gs-5. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds Light lifting, under 15 pounds Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds Light carrying, under 15 pounds Pulling hand over hand (8-12 hours) Pushing (8-12 hours) Reaching above shoulder Use of fingers Both hands required Walking (8-12 hours) Standing (8-12 hours) Kneeling (8-12 hours) Repeated bending (8-12 hours) Climbing, legs only (8-12 hours) Climbing, use of legs and arms Both legs required Near vision correctable at 13″ to 16″ to Jaeger 1 to 4 Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other Ability to distinguish basic colors Hearing (aid may be permitted)
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